Intimate relationships can be some of the most rewarding, and challenging, experiences we as human beings can have. Within the context of our Domestic Violence Intervention Program, I facilitate groups of individuals identifying their highest aspirations for who they hope to be as persons, partners, and parents. Using that as a starting point, we examine patterns of thinking and behaving that undermine those highest aspirations, and facilitate the exploration of how using our EARS (Empathy, Accountability, Respect, Safety) may bring us closer to those highest aspirations.
Parents are the most important teachers that their children will ever have. Within the context of our DV Dads program, I explore with fathers the legacies of harm and unhelpful teaching that children experience when they are exposed to adult intimate partner domestic violence. Together we examine the ways in which we can support our children’s resiliency and recovery from such traumatic experiences.
I have over 25 years of experience working with adults, children, and families impacted by intimate partner domestic violence and child maltreatment.